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How To Teach Your Child To Value Toys?

Urvashi Shah
1 to 3 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Sep 23, 2018

How To Teach Your Child To Value Toys

If you think that your toddler is too young to understand the value of things especially toys, then you are wrong. Your child is old enough to understand the value of things provided you make him or her sit down and explain it gently yet firmly to him or her. Scroll down to read how you can do that in simple ways.

How To Teach Your Child To Value Toys?

You know how much your toddler loves his or her toys, and while your toys cupboard or toys box are overflowing with toys, every time you go out with your child there is a demand for a new toy. So how do you handle it? Keep reading to know how you can ensure that you teach your child from an early age to value toys he or she has.

  1. Wastage of money: Ask your child how many similar toys he/she has at home before making a purchase. If similar toys are already present in abundance, you need not buy another one for your child and make him/her understand that it is only a waste of money and will consume space. Plus, the toy will not be of any purpose as the one lying in the house already is serving a purpose to him/her
  2. Friends have it: If your child insists on getting the toy just because his/her friends have it, then just ask him or her how many of his or her friend have toys that are unique to him or her – can be any toy – a kitchen set or a doctor's set. Quite gently yet firmly teach your child that there is no need to follow others
  3. No new toy for couple of months: Tell your child that once you buy him/her the toy he/she wishes for; he/she will not be getting another toy for a specific time period. Make the rule clear in an authoritative way so your child understands
  4. Toys don't buy happiness: While going out for a walk or shopping, show your child some street children who are living on the roads and playing with marbles or sticks and stones. Those children don't have fancy toys to keep them occupied yet they are happy and satisfied
  5. Tantrums at the shopping mall: If your child tends to throw tantrums whenever you take him or her shopping, then in gentle yet firm tones let him or her know that tantrums will not get the desired results especially if your home is brimming with toys
  6. Donate the toys: Talk to your child and teach him or her about sharing his or her toys with unfortunate children who don't have toys. It is a good way to teach your child about the value of not only toys, but also other things in life
It will take time but your child will learn to value things and not just toys he or she has. You also need to teach your child how lucky he/she is, as you are fulfilling all the demands unlike the less fortunate children who find joy in random things they have and also share them with their friends.

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